Fothergill A London physician who wrote the preface for Franklin

Fothergill A London physician who wrote the preface for Franklin

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Fothergill  A London physician who wrote the preface for Franklin's published papers on electricity  and later advised Franklin when he arrived as Assembly Agent to petition the government against the  Proprietors. James Franklin  Benjamin's brother, a Boston printer, to whom he was apprenticed at the age of 12.  James was imprisoned for opposing government measures and was forbidden to publish his  newspaper. He cancelled Benjamin's contract in order to make him figurehead publisher, and soon  afterwards Benjamin refused to work for him. James was resentful when a prosperous Benjamin  returned from Philadelphia, but the two were reconciled years later when Benjamin promised to train  James's son as his own apprentice. Josiah Franklin  Franklin's father, who immigrated to New England to find greater religious freedom,  and who inculcated in his son a desire to become both prosperous and useful.
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  • Fall '09
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  • James Franklin Benjamin, William Temple Franklin Franklin, Josiah Franklin Franklin, Temple Franklin Franklin

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